New Delhi, August 31: The Delhi government on Monday made a change in its council of ministers, giving the law ministry’s charge to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. Sisodia is the third law minister in the six-month old Arvind Kejriwal government. The law ministry was being earlier handled by Kapil Mishra, who had succeeded Jitender Singh Tomar who resigned after being arrested for lying about his law degree. The decision to handover the law ministry to Sisodia was taken in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Mishra, also the water and tourism minister, was inducted in the Kejriwal’s cabinet in June.
“The view was that a harsh hand was required in the department (law),” an official told IANS. Law will be the 12th department to be handled by Sisodia who has crucial portfolios like education, fince and urban development, among others. (IANS)